The Icon Updated - Volkswagen T6.1 Range

The Icon Updated - Volkswagen T6.1 Range

Order Online 4pm Monday, August, 10th

UPDATED: Check the BLOG POST for the First Australian look at the new T6.1 VW California Beach

New California, expanded 4MOTION range & major safety enhancements the highlights.

Volkswagen's iconic T-Series range, in production for over 70 years continuously, is totally updated and refreshed and ready to order from Monday 10th of August at 4pm.

Volkswagen T6.1 California Beach Australia

The updated T6 range is significantly expanded, with the introduction for the first time ever in Australia, the legendary California campervan. 

Safety Tech

The T6.1 range has been given a boost in safety, with every van variant coming as standard with Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, Crosswind Assist, Side Assist with Blind spot Monitoring Rear Traffic Alert, Driver Fatigue Detection, Driver and Front passenger front and side/head airbags, Hill-start Assist, Multi-collision Braking, Electronic Stabilisation programme, Traction control, Anti-lock braking system with Brake Assist, Reverse parking sensors and a Rear View Camera.




Big news from our point of view is the expanded offering of 4MOTION in combination with TDI340 110kW engine across the Transporter and Multivan range.

Volkswagen Group Australia, have recognised customers are wanting more 4MOTION variants to choose from and has worked hard to secure them for the Australian market.

T6.1 Crewvan 4motion 5-seater Australia with additional rear windows

T6.1 Crewvan 4MOTION 5-seater Australia with optional rear windows.

For the first time in T6 a Transporter Crewvan is available with 4MOTION - ie, a factory 5-seat Transporter with 4MOTION. The Crewvan will feature twin-sliding doors, opening windows in the sliding doors plus the option of the Rear Diff Lock and Hill Descent Control. Crewvan will be available either SWB or LWB models at $54,490 & $57,490 respectively (excluding on-road costs). Arrival of Crewvan 4MOTION will be from February 2021.

Volkswagen T6.1 Digital Cockpit


The Multivan in combination with 4MOTION was previously only offered across Highline variants, but now for the first time since 2015, 4MOTION is avaliable across Comfortline Premium variants extending to Long wheelbase. The KombiLife team is particularly excited with the possibilities opened by these combinations - unparalleled in price and performance and capabilities in the Australian market.

The Comfortline Premium is offered with the new Euro6 110kW / 340Nm Single Turbo Diesel Engine. The Highline & Comfortline Exec are offered with the new Euro6 146kW / 450Nm Twin-Turbo Diesel. Both are mated to the 7sp DSG Automatic gearbox. Towing capacity remains unchanged at 2500kg.

Pricing structure is, in our opinion, outstanding with only $3000 extra for 4MOTION and $3000 extra for Long Wheelbase (or $6000 for both). 


Multivan Comfortline Premium TDI340 - SWB 


Multivan Comfortline Premium TDI340 4MOTION - SWB


Multivan Comfortline Premium TDI340 - LWB 


Multivan Comfortline Premium TDI340 4MOTION - LWB


Multivan Highline TDI450 - SWB


Multivan Highline TDI450 4MOTION - SWB


Multivan Comfortline Exec TDI450 - LWB


Multivan Cruise Edition TDI340 - SWB 


Caravelle TDI340 LWB



*plus on-road costs

# Limited Edition - very limited stock remaining


Volkswagen T6.1-Multivan-Australia-Copper-Bronze


Volkswagen T6.1 California Beach Australia Candy White Copper Bronze

California Beach

After 30 years of continuous production, the legendary California finally reaches Australian shores. Whilst there is so much to say about this exciting model in a follow-up newsletter, what we will emphasise is that ordering is online-only, and will commence at 4pm on Monday 10th August. If you have your heart set on a California, ensure you are ready to place your non-binding deposit at 4pm. The first allocation of Limited Edition Californias sold out in 9 hours on June 24th. 

Volkswagen T6.1 California Beach Australia Candy White Bay Leaf Green with Aracaju Wheels

California will be offered here in the Beach variation with full-width bed and manual pop-top roof and many many more features, including:

 Elevating Roof Bed for California Beach

  • Second Battery
  • Swivelling Driver & Passenger Seats
  • Full-width Bed in main cabin
  • Comfort bed in elevating roof with sprung bed base
  • Auxiliary Heater
  • Camper Control Panel for Auxiliary Heater / Electric Roof and much more
  • Stowable Camp Table & 2 camp chairs
  • Interior Block Out Blinds
  • Pop-up roof with front opening and two side windows.


California Beach 110kW TDI340 (7-seater) – $82,990*

California Beach 110kW TDI340 4MOTION (5-seater) – $86,990*

California Beach 146kW TDI450 4MOTION (5-seater)  – $92,990*

*plus on-road costs

Options / Packages 

Metallic Paint 

Metallic Paint


Pearl Effect Paint


Two Tone Paint 


Electric Pop Top Roof


Appearance Package (Art velour seat upholstery, Front Seat Heaters, Digital Cockpit, LED headlamps with separate LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights, High-beam light assist) 


Driver Assistance Package (Driving profile selection - Adaptive Chassis Control, Park Assist with side protection)


Electric Door Upgrade (Electric Sliding Doors - Left and Right)


Offroad Package  - (Mechanical Rear Diff Lock & Hill Descent Control) $1,600


Colours Available are

Candy White - B4B4

*Ascot Grey - 6U6U

Indium Grey - X3X3

Starlight Blue - 3S3S

Mojave Beige - 1B1B

*Fortana Red - I9I9

*Bay Leaf Green - C4C4

*Copper Bronze - 5A5A

* new for T6.1

Plus unique to California, the special twin-tone finishes seen on the Limited Edition launch model

Candy White / Copper Bronze - B45A

Candy White / Bay Leaf Green - B4C4

Candy White / Ascot Grey - B46U

Colour Pallete for Volkswagen T6.1 California Beach - Australia MY20

All California models are compatible with the VanEssa mobilcamping kitchen and interior modules, as well as the legendary VanEssa mobilcamping Packbags.

 Integrated Blinds California Beach

Integrated Blinds for California Beach 

2F Table-in-the-Sliding-Door-T6.1-California-Camper

Table in the Sliding Door T6.1 California Camper

Chairs in Tailgate VW-California-T6-1-Beach-Australia

Chairs in Tailgate VW California Beach Beach for Australia

T6.1 California Australia -  Front Opening Elevating Roof - 4 berth VW Campervan

T6.1 California Australia -  Front Opening Elevating Roof - 4 berth VW Campervan

California Beach Control Panel

California Beach Control Panel - new for T6.1

California Beach Control Panel Functions - new for VW T6.1 California Beach Australia

California Beach Control Panel Functions - for Auxiliary heater and much more

Any questions please feel free to get in touch 

VW T6.1 Multivan Cruise Limited Edition Australia - Fortana Red / Reflex Silver

VW T6.1 Multivan Cruise Limited Edition Australia - Fortana Red / Reflex Silver

 VW Caravelle T6.1 updated for Australia - LWB Long Wheelbase

VW Caravelle T6.1 updated for Australia - LWB Long Wheelbase - Includes 16” Alloy Wheels, Power Latching Sliding Doors and Tailgate standard. Optional alloy wheels shown (overseas model - not all options available Australia)

(c) Images copyright & courtesy Volkswagen Group Australia & Volkswagen AG, All Rights Reserved 

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